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Diamondback News

Richard, backed by two homers, pitches Padres past D'backs - Clayton Richard showed the Arizona Diamondbacks why the Padres wanted him back this season.

Diamondbacks return home to face rival Dodgers (Apr 21, 2017) - If it seems as if the Diamondbacks and Dodgers play every weekend, well, two out of three is pretty close.

J.J. Hoover playing key role in Diamondbacks bullpen - Reliever J.J. Hoover says he can feel the difference, that his right arm and his shoulder are noticeably stronger than last year. The stuff he’s been able to generate has been noticeably better, as well.

Diamondbacks hanging tough despite big issues - Nearly 10 percent of the season is in the books. The Diamondbacks have a winning record, a fighting spirit and two budding problems.

Prospects Off To Impressive Start - If, sometime, during the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks seek help from their minor-league system, numbers will likely be inflated. That’s the usual reality from Double-A or Triple-A players on their way to the majors.

Jake Lamb Shepherds Diamondbacks’ Hot Start - Heading into Thursday night’s action in Major League Baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks are tied atop the National League West Division standings with a 10-6 record.

Away from baseball, hunting gives Arizona Diamondbacks’ Bradley adrenaline rush - Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Archie Bradley has already made 34 major league starts in his young professional career and hopes to make more if promoted from his current reliever role. But none have provided him with the biggest adrenaline rush he has ever felt.

Diamondbacks’ Miller talks differences from this season to last - Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller worked hard in the offseason to rebound from a tough 2016, and it looks to be paying off.

Time is changing the narrative for the D-backs’ Miller and Greinke - On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Diamondbacks’ Shelby Miller and Zack Greinke combined for 15.1 innings, two runs, nine hits, three walks and 11 strikeouts. That equates to a 1.71 ERA and 0.782 WHIP.

Derrick Hall impressed with the D-backs early start to the season - A guest of with Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall said he was pleased with how deep into games his starters are going.

Are the D-Backs for real? It’s too early to tell - For all the changes made by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the offseason, it seems the club has things moving in the right direction.